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This book, written as such a work should be by a pediatrician, is an interesting study and discussion of the relationship between pathologic processes in the tonsils and adenoids and general and local disease. It discusses the effects of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy in prevention and treatment of about twenty different pathological states, not only those known to be associated with diseased tonsils, as rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis, sore throat, etc., but also such indefinite and elusive conditions as malnutrition, anorexia, and mental retardation.
Most of the statistics are based on a ten-year study of 4,400 school children in Rochester, New York,
Children's Tonsils In or Out.. Ann Intern Med. 1933;6:1347. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-10-1347_1
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